Text of the Poem
Pentagon code For end of world Is rural paradise, If plan fails It’s rural paradise 5 For losses under 100 million, a trip on the wayward bus For a future of mutants, bridal parties collide 10 World famine is a plague of beatniks First strike and I sniff your nieces I fall to pieces 15 Get hell out . . . A madman comes, one of those babies the further you kick it the bigger it gets. 20
— eric martin
This phrase is meant to be both ironic and literal. If a nuclear weapon were to explode or if society were to break down, triggering an "end of the world" scenario, life would return to rural conditions where people would have to rely on themselves for food and survival. In the event of a huge disaster, a "rural paradise" would result.